Protecting Trees From Snow and Ice Damage December 1, 2015
Winter scenery can be quite beautiful with bright, white snow covering our yards, and bare trees dusted with flakes. But as temperatures get cooler and snow gets heavier, Mother Nature’s decoration on our trees can end in a not-so-pretty result.
Snow and ice that packs on to tree branches can lead to stress and potential damage. Trees like evergreens and clump trees (such as birch and maple trees) tend to suffer the worst damage, while younger trees tend to survive better in ice storms.
Whatever type of tree you’re dealing with, being proactive before and after snowfall can help maintain tree health.Read More
Davey Employees Honor Veterans with a Day of Service November 10, 2015
Arborists and tree care professionals across the nation banned together on Sept. 23 for the first “Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance” day of service.
More than 1,100 volunteers spent their day at National Cemeteries across 20 states to give back to our nation’s fallen veterans.
Davey employees made up more than 110 of these volunteers, providing care for cemetery grounds and trees. For some, the experience went beyond tending to trees; the service allowed them to honor family and friends who served in the U.S. Military.Read More
Complete Your Spring Checklist the Right Way for Happy, Healthy Trees May 22, 2015
The sun is shining and trees are budding! Davey is on the air to talk trees this spring season. Davey is proud to appear on Pittsburgh KDKA, News Radio 1020 station this spring, summer and fall. Every other Sunday morning, one of our local district managers will discuss several tree and landscape topics—some of which we will feature on the Davey blog!
Davey Tree Arborist on the Air: Last week, Todd Sherbondy, district manager of Davey’s East Pittsburgh residential tree care services, discusses spring checklist dos and don’ts with radio hosts Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser of “The Organic Gardeners.” The following script is based on Sherbondy’s interview.
KDKA: For the spring checklist, what should be first on your list?Read More
Davey Volunteers Show Tribute Through Action at Arlington National Cemetery May 14, 2015
In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, which lands on May 25 this year, we are highlighting services Davey has performed at cemeteries across the U.S. Below is a story about the work of Davey volunteers and others at Arlington National Cemetery last year.
Whether they want to visit a family member who lost his or her life while serving the U.S., pay respects to individuals who are currently protecting the country or see a historic American monument, nearly four million people travel to the iconic Arlington National Cemetery each year.
Arlington National Cemetery grounds include 624 acres of grassland, an impressive tree canopy and bountiful shrubs and plants. With such massive landscapes that preserve the memory of the country’s heroes, sometimes, a little help is required.Read More